Bulbophyllum macrorrhinum (P.Royen) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 SECTION Pedilochilus [Schlechter] J J Verm & O'Byrne 2011

TYPE Drawing of Pedilochilus macrorrhinus by P van Royen

Part sun Cold LATERSpring

Common Name The Large Rhizome Bulbophyllum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in western New Guinea in subalpine grasslands at elevations around 3650 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terresrial with a thick, creeping, branched rhizome enveloped by large sheaths and giving rise to glabrous, slightly apart, subparallel to rhizome with the apical part curving outwards, narrowly ovoid-cylindric pseudobulbs provided at the base with several glabrous, broadly ovate, acute, nerved bracts and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, glabrous, elliptic-spathulate, acute, midrib grooved above, prominent below, 5 lateral nerves on either side of midrib, prominulous above, prominent below, margin slightly revolute, papillate in apical part leaf that blooms in the later spring on a basal, solitary, peduncle glabrous, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, provided at the base with a tubular, obliquely truncate, acutish, glabrous, with a shorter one above the middle, single flowered inflorescence with shorter to longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Pedilochilus macrorrhinus P.Royen 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Alpine Fl. New Guinea 2:267 P Royen 1979 as Pedilochilus macrorrhinus drawing fide; *Phytotaxa 166[2]:107 J J Vermeulen 2014 drawing fide